I got lazy and didn’t do them, then paid for it.
I’m talking about my exercises, the ones I had to do after my surgery.
The booklet doesn’t say how long you have to do them for, so I thought as everything was chuntering along quite nicely, I didn’t have to do them every day.
After a week, I felt as if my chest had stuck to my rib cage and my side was attached to my armpit. Apparently this is called ‘adhesion’.
So I had to be strict with myself, exaggerate my stretches and use a moisturising cream to help make my skin more supple so that I could ‘detach’ the inner me.
I feel so self conscious, and it’s only me who sees, unless Hubby comes in all grins.
He started doing them with me for a little while because he was having stiffness in his shoulder and they helped at the time.
They only take five to ten minutes to complete 5 rotations of 11 easy exercises which I do as soon as I get up and again before I get into bed at night.
Now, several weeks later, I am back to normal, with no twinges or pulling sensation as I stretch and I intend to keep doing them.
So, if anyone has had breast surgery and you are told to do some exercises, please do.
Even if you only do a few for the first few days after your surgery, please try and stick with it, gradually building up to the full set. The alternative is quite painful trying to correct.